Pain can be pretty painful and when i am in pain, i am cranky.
pleasure is definitely pleasant, and what a great feeling that is ...
i know i am stating the obvious, but there are questions to be pondered here:
why: why when i am holding a burning match to the very end and my flesh is being seared, do i not feel it if i am thinking of something else ?
my mind is elsewhere !
so it is not WHAT is happening that is the basis of my mood , it is WHERE my mind is that will determine my reaction to the happenings around me.
and life is simply that, a series of happenings ...
since everything is filtered though this incredible mesh of the mind, trying to affect change on the outside happenings to maintain a "good mood" is futile - things will go on happening till the end of time !
your mental disposition is the key. here is where change can be affected - however, like any discipline, diligence, awareness, self-control and practice are essential.
you will fail - many many many times ... but endure...
once you can see life through the crystal clear vision of the true understanding of what encompasses our perception of the nature of life can you truly start living your life.
to be swayed by the moods of the mind is to be steeped in a life of misery interlaced with fleeting moments of apparent joy and that is no life at all.
spend time with yourself, untangle your mind, allow the tempest of wants, aversions, fears and longings to subside.
sublimate, don't suppress; get to know the difference of what is true and what merely appears to be so .. as the mind regains its equipoise, your "mood" shall be one of perpetual joy and life takes on a whole new meaning...